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Second warmest July ever recorded

Last July was the second warmest ever recorded in Reykjavík. The mean temperature was 12.8°C (55°F), 2.2°C higher than it normally is in July. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Last month was characterized by warm temperature and very little precipitation in most areas of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland. Vegetation dried up and rivers shrank considerably, especially in the west and northwest parts of the country.

Temperatures have been measured continuously in Reykjavík since 1871. Only in 1991 has July been warmer in the capital. That year the mean temperature of July was 13.0°C (55.4°F). For the last 12 years the month of July has been warmer in Reykjavík than average, according to meteorologist Trausti Jónsson in an interview with Morgunbladid daily.

The highest temperature in Iceland this July was measured at the weather station Hjardarland in the south of Iceland, 24.5°C (76.1°F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Iceland is 30.5°C (86.9°F). This happened in Teigarhorn in the southeast of the country on June 22 1939.

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